“Genuinely immersive, engaging and informative without coming across as overly preachy.”£2.99
An interactive sequel to An Inconvenient Truth, Our Choice is Al Gore's rallying call to the world. Tap the rotating globe on its welcome screen and it'll transform into a harrowing artist's impression of a scorched earth that we should be ashamed to pass to the next generation. Encyclopaedic in scope and stunning in execution, the app sets out the issues and potential solutions side by side in a way that compels you to investigate further.
The app is powered by Push Pop Press, a publishing platform founded by ex-Apple employees — and it shows. Packed with smart ways to engage with the raft of multimedia content on offer, it feels like an iOS native app, with intuitive interaction with photos, documentary footage, animations and infographics. Accordingly, the modest initial download balloons to over a gigabyte.
Content is landscape format, which makes for a lot of scrolling on the iPhone version, and the text itself can't be scaled or selected — but this book's more about tapping than reading. Digital publishing has taken a step forward.